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Project 35: Making a drive hook

September 14, 2011

My blacksmithing class taught the basic safety and techniques needed to make a drive hook, or one of these:

Morrell MetalsmithsHere it is in a few steps.

Step 1: Draw out and taper the end

Step 1

Step 2: Make the little decorative curl

Step 2

Step 3: Curve the hook end

Step 3

Step 4: Insert the hardy tool and cut the drive hook from the rest of the bar stock

Step 4

Step 5: Draw out and taper the cut end

Step 5

Step 6: Make the 90 degree bend (sorry, no photo)

Come back tomorrow to see how we added our own decorative twist!

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